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Are three meals a day making us fat?

In the film "The Lord of the Rings," the diminutive Pippin is dismayed when he learns the journey to save Middle Earth might require him to miss one of the hobbit's customary seven meals.

October 28, 2014 | By Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Hot Topics


App could save money on medications

For many people who need prescription drugs, high prices present huge road blocks. However, an app might help save money.

October 28, 2014 | By Bill Gephardt KSL | Hot Topics


Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.

October 23, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Modern-day good Samaritan carries opponent across finish line

With less than half a mile remaining in the final cross country race of her high school career, Melanie Bailey had a decision to make. A runner from an opposing school, Danielle LeNoue, suffered a knee injury, and Bailey could either keep running like everyone else or stop to help. Bailey chose to help.

October 23, 2014 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Hot Topics


Disney announces new animated film — 'Moana'

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the arrival of a girl named Moana in a new CG-animated film hitting theaters in late 2016.

October 23, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | Hot Topics


Is an online education worth it?

Thirty-two percent of for-profit college alumni don't think their education was worth it, and almost half believe their college was more interested in money than education, according to a Public Agenda survey. But almost 60 percent reported that their for-profit school did an "excellent" or "good" job preparing them for the workplace. One of the most important voices in the conversation, however, is the one that's missing - their future employers.

October 09, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Duck Dynasty' makes 'Dancing With the Stars' a family affair

The Robertson family of the hit show "Duck Dynasty" proved that "birds of a feather flock together" last night on "Dancing With the Stars." Sadie Robertson is a contestant on the show this season, and when assigned the theme "Your most memorable year," she naturally chose the year that her family found fame.

October 09, 2014 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Hot Topics


Does violence in entertainment affect how we see violence in the news?

Each year in her mass communications course at Fresno State, Tamyra Pierce conducts a simple experiment to illustrate the impact of media.

October 09, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Gone with the Wind' marks 75 years

The first time I saw the 1939 Civil War classic "Gone With the Wind" was as a young pup in 1961 when my parents dared to take me to a theatrical revival of the nearly four-hour picture. They knew that even in my early double-digits I wouldn't become fidgety because movies of all stripes captivated me. If it was on the big screen, I was there.

October 05, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Six secrets to long, happy life

Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to living a long and happy life. Unlike some secrets, these secrets are meant to be shared, not kept.

October 05, 2014 | By Susan Swann FamilyShare | Hot Topics


What's going to be new in Star Wars

J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" is without question one of the most highly anticipated movies of next year, if not all time.

October 04, 2014 | By Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Avoid hazards of 'workaholism'

What is the worth of family time? The former CEO of PIMCO, a trillion-dollar investment management firm, suggests that family time is priceless.

October 04, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Hot Topics


Reality TV is the worst kind of TV

I remember watching the first season of Survivor in 2000. It was a new kind of television and seemed exciting. Television reviewers wondered if it would catch on. Little did they know how big reality TV would become. 14 years later, there are countless reality shows and entire networks devoted to the genre. It's too bad, really, because most of reality TV ignores the original mission of television: to entertain, to educate and to inform. It's time to be very choosy about the reality TV we watch. Here's why.

September 28, 2014 | By Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to ruin you marriage with Facebook

Facebook was once a place to post how you were feeling and where you were going to spend your Saturdays.

September 27, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Nine ways to get home ready for winter

Beautiful fall colors mean changing temperatures and the looming arrival of winter. Get a head start on the shifting seasons by readying your home for less sunlight and more time spent indoors.

September 25, 2014 | By Elizabeth Reid KSL | Hot Topics


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Movies contribute to 'Christmas creep'?

There's been a lot of discussion on the Web lately about so-called “Christmas creep,” which refers to the holiday season being heavily hyped earlier and earlier with each passing year. (It’s also a nickname for my Uncle Harry, but we won’t go into that.)

November 22, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


20 things to do when you need a smile

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Need to put on your positive pants? Some days just don't turn out the way we may have planned. Whatever the case may be, here is a list of things you can do when you need a smile.

November 15, 2014 | By Becky Squire FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Eight ways to cut holiday travel costs

Gas prices are down, which will reduce some of the financial hurt of driving over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house for the holidays. But if one must fly, airline prices are still lingering around "expensive." Here are some tips compiled from similar lists on the web on how to save on holiday air travel.

November 14, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Five secrets to a happy home

Home should be your heaven on earth, but does it feel that way? Chances are good with kids running around, many days feel more like a circus than heaven, but that doesn't mean you can't make your home into the haven you crave. Implement these 5 ideas to cultivate a happier home today.

November 13, 2014 | By Heather Hale FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Cool' kids often don't fare well as adults

Socially precocious youths who are popular and ahead of their peers don't seem to fare as well after the final school bell rings, according to research from the University of Virginia.

November 12, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Nightcrawler' spurs question

In the newly released film "Nightcrawler," actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays slimy freelance journalist Lou Bloom, who becomes a freelance videographer driven by the credo of, "If it bleeds, it leads."

November 12, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cyborg cockroach to the rescue?

RALEIGH, N.C. - Spotting a cockroach is typically a disgusting experience, but such a sighting could elicit feelings of hope in the near future.

November 11, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Protect baby monitor from hacking

Camera-enabled baby monitors feel like the ultimate security item. These high-tech monitors allow parents to see, not just hear, their children from across the house, and now with internet-connected IP cameras, all the way across town via smart phone. However, this technology comes with a price.

November 09, 2014 | By Heather Hale FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Social media fueling cost of raising kids?

Children aren't cheap, and your Facebook feed isn't helping matters. A new survey says most moms are worried about the nearly $13,000 it costs to raise each child per year, and social media might be adding to that cost.

November 07, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Tolls coming to interestate near you?

In the last decade, about half of the 1,000 miles that have been added to the nation's interstate highway system are tolled, said Robert Puentes of The Brookings Institution on "The Diane Rehm Show."

November 06, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the religious voted Tuesday

The winners of Tuesday's state and local elections have a variety of influences to thank for their victories, including campaign spending and press coverage, but the religious beliefs of voters also played an important role.

November 06, 2014 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans pessimistic, but is economy bad?

In September, Gallup reported that American investors were more optimistic than they have been since the fall of 2007, but according to a recent survey done by CNN and ORC International, only 38 percent of Americans are even somewhat optimistic about the economy.

November 05, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Hot Topics


Orchestra accepts triple-dog dare

TRIPLE-DOG-DAREVILLE - I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy food. I prefer to both taste my food and keep my sweating to a minimum while eating.

November 05, 2014 | By Martha Ostergar KSL | Hot Topics


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